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Castello Banfi
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Red wine 2017 Chianti Classico DOCG "Fonte alla Selva", Tuscany, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: Up to 15.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique and Tonneau
Varieties: Sangiovese,
Sonstige
Registration number: #CB-L9038M

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Last reviewed: 24 June, 2019

DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region of Tuscany. This wine, which is one level higher than the "normal" Chianti, comes from the classic Chianti region, which was already produced in 1716 by Grand Duke Cosimo III, a member of the Medici family. (1642-1723), which was much smaller at the time. In 1932, other areas or municipalities were added to complete the present area. The very wooded area covers 70,000 hectares, but only 7,000 hectares are used for wine growing. The suburbs of Florence form the border to the north, the Chianti mountains to the east, the rivers Pesa and Elsa to the west and Siena to the south. The circular 70-kilometre-long...

The region with the capital Florence is located in the centre of Italy on the Ligurian coast; the third largest Italian island Elba is also included. It borders Liguria and Emilia-Romagna to the north, Marche and Umbria to the east and Lazio to the south. Besides Piedmont, Tuscany is probably the most famous Italian wine-growing region and also one of the most beautiful areas of the country in terms of landscape. Long before the Romans, the Etruscans cultivated wine here, making it one of the oldest wine-growing regions in Europe. In ancient times, the area formed the land of...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

The red grape variety originates from Italy. There are more than 80 synonyms that testify to its probably great age and wide distribution, especially in Italy. The most important ones are Brunelletto, Brunello, Cacchiano, Calabrese, Cardisco, Cassano, Cordisio, Chiantino, Corinto Negro, Guarnacciola, Ingannacane, Lambrusco Mendoza, Lacrima, Liliano, Maglioppa, Montepulciano Primaticcio, Morellino, Morellino di Scansano, Negrello, Negretta, Nelutcho, Nerello, Nerello Campotu, Nerino, Nerino Sanvicetro, Niella, Nielluccio, Primaticcio, Prugnolo Dolce, Prugnolo Gentile, Puttanella, Sangiogheto, Sangiovese dal Cannello Lungo, Sangiovese dal Cannello Lungo...

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